A very useful and well-written book of the Fourth crusade. I recommend it to everybody who likes reading about how the diversion of a crusade developed and turned towards the great... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anna Furedi
This book reads like a history lecture in college by a droning professor. It is not a fun read for the average reader. Ponderous and slow.Published 8 months ago by scribner
This book was a choice from my book club, and I honestly thought that I would hate it. I dreaded reading it until the last minute, but I was pleasantly surprised. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rhonda Elrod
As a history major I am always interested reading history of periods that I have not studied. It is a lifelong interest to me that helps me understand the present. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mary Connor
This is a good piece of so-called "popular" history and it is written for the general reader, as opposed to students, scholars, or anyone who already has a deep interest in the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by JPS
The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople is a wonderfully written historical narrative by Jonathan Phillips, a notable medieval historian from England. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Mike Rodey
Given the subject matter, Phillips could easily added a couple hundred pages of more historical info, but thankfully he didn't.
A very interesting and well-researched work.
After reading Phillips' book on the Second Crusade I was expecting a similar style for this one. Boy was I wrong. Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Arch Stanton
Very well written and researched. The author spends the time to explore historical events that contributed to the destruction of Constantinople and the competing personalities... Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by Stephen Mathai-Davis